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voltaire60
6 minutes ago, Margaretnolan said:

Are the miles and minutes clues records of some kind?

 

  No- they are the measurement of 2 journeys from A-B and A-C and the approximate journey time each takes today.  In the original scheme of things, the  destination was in the second example, later changed to the first example. No idea why it changed.  But it is a very famous journey  Michael Moloney is presumed to have been at the termination end of the journey

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voltaire60
3 minutes ago, Margaretnolan said:

I need clues for the clues!!

 

     It is the most widely known journey in the literature of the Great War. Frequently referred to year on year on year.     Let's make it a lot,lot easier

 

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Stoppage Drill

Tipperary ? Rival claims to where it was written, Balsall Heath or Stalybridge.

 

 

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Knotty

The picture in post #10299 is of half of the original duo who wrote said song, identified in post #10304. 

Mr J Judge sold his rights to the song and Mr H Williams (pictured) is now the sole name associated with it.

 

ps We heard about this only a couple of weeks ago at a U3A meeting.

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Stoppage Drill
11 minutes ago, Knotty said:

The picture in post #10299 is of half of the original duo who wrote said song, identified in post #10304. 

Mr J Judge sold his rights to the song and Mr H Williams (pictured) is now the sole name associated with it.

 

ps We heard about this only a couple of weeks ago at a U3A meeting.

That though occurred to me, but couldn't find an image of Williams to confirm.

 

There is a nice bronze sculpture in Stalybridge commemorating the song.

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Knotty

The picture in post comes from a group of three if I remember correctly Williams was sat on the left Judge was standing and I can’t remember the third person. I do remember that Harry Williams was confined to a wheelchair.

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Ron Clifton

Lenin? The miles and minutes being references to he famous "sealed train" journey from Switzerland.

 

Ron

 

Edit: Curses! I fell foul of the "there are more new answers on the next page" syndrome.

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Margaretnolan

Would never have got it. Looking in the wrong places ☺️

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Stoppage Drill

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You can see the Manchester Regiment cap badge more clearly here.

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voltaire60

Well done all-   Harry Williams it is.  Apart from the line about Piccadilly and Leicester Square, the rest of the lyrics seem unknown, despite the the song being mentioned-let along sung/hummed- so often.

   Harry Williams, the son of a publican -somewhere in  the Stalybridge/ Balsall Heath area (Let's j just t call it Megalopolis Brum). Crippled in a fall as a boy-hence the need to find a pic. of him without a wheelchair. Co-operated with Mr. Judge on "Tipperary", the lyrics concern an Irishman working in London who longs to get back home and propose to his sweetheart.   The original version of the song was called "Connemara"  but was changed when Willaims and Judge got together.

 

   As to the clues:: Using the AA classic Route Planner, the distance and travel time from Leicester Square, London to Tipperary are:

  

     a)   476.5 miles

     b)   619  minutes

 

BUT originally  it was

 

    a) 539 miles

   b)  706 minutes

 

+  This is the AA Classic Route Planner from Leicester Square, London to Connemara.

 

     "And another clue-   Michael Moloney got  in first"

 

          The lyrics give the answer in the proper last verse- If Paddy gets back to Tipperary, then-alas, he would find that Mick Moloney has got in first and popped the question to his sweetheart

 

  Ron-Alas not Lenin and the Sealed Train. As young Broomfield will tell you, the Sealed Train was franchised by the German Government from South West Trains- Consequently, it has not yet arrived and is running late.

 

 

 

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Margaretnolan

Thanks for the information Voltaire. Should have known there were verses! We only ever sing the chorus over and over. 😂

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voltaire60

 Let's try a nice, simple one:     Who is this lady and what part did she take in the 1916 Easter Rising?

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rolt968
On ‎22‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 22:02, voltaire60 said:

 

  

 

Apologies everyone, I am catching up after missing about a week.

I have always thought it remarkable that the original Raleigh was Samantha's father in Bewitched.

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Stoppage Drill
1 hour ago, voltaire60 said:

 Let's try a nice, simple one:     Who is this lady and what part did she take in the 1916 Easter Rising?

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A young Countess Markiewicz ?

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Margaretnolan
1 hour ago, voltaire60 said:

 Let's try a nice, simple one:     Who is this lady and what part did she take in the 1916 Easter Rising?

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Dare I ask for a clue?

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voltaire60
Just now, Margaretnolan said:

Dare I ask for a clue?

 

    Harry Secombe-  "Oliver"-  More?  MORE!!?

 

Oh, alright. In 1933 she became publicly known because of the problems of being married to a German during the Great War.

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Margaretnolan

Well it looks like Barbara Stanwyck.

Well it is Barbara Stanwyck.

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voltaire60
13 minutes ago, Margaretnolan said:

Well it looks like Barbara Stanwyck.

Well it is Barbara Stanwyck.

 

   Yes- Barbara it is.  She played the lead role in the 1936 film version of O'Casey's "Plough and the Stars", directed by John Ford. She played the wife of a German in a 1933 film that was so awful I will have to look at IMDB to  find out

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Margaretnolan

I was on The right track with The Plough And The Stars, play about the 1916 Easter Rising  1933 film was Ever In My Heart. Husband played by Otto Kruger. Hadn’t heard of it. 

Ashamed to say I haven’t seen The Plough and The Stars. I’ll have a go at Irish History next.

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voltaire60

  Oh,it's a hot day. Just like 1918 and 1945, Germany have crashed again. Oh dear.........    Tee-Hee. 

 

And this chap. he was involved in his younger years with Caesar and Cleopatra.   But later in life he   went to  Medina.

 

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Stoppage Drill

Harry St John Philby

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voltaire60
12 minutes ago, Stoppage Drill said:

Harry St John Philby

 

     Alas No.  Image result for st. john philby

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Cruel Sea?

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